bittua (2)

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The verb 'to show' in Yaqui is a causative derived form from the bitcha SEE verb. It has the same form as the verb bittua 'to send' but we have differentiated these two verbs by the coding frames they require.

Coding frame

Complex Verb form

Examples

(44)
Jamut jissobaita yoemta bittua.
jamut
woman
jissobai-ta
grilled_meat-acc
yoem-ta
man-acc
bittua
show
‘The woman shows the man the grilled meat.’
(95)
Maria dibuujom Juanta bittuak.
Maria
Maria
dibuujo-m
draw-pl
Juan-ta
Juan-acc
bit-tua-k
see-caus-pfv
‘Maria showed drawings to Juan.’
(155)
Maria dibuujom yee bitchutuak.
Maria
Maria
dibuujo-m
drawing-pl
yee
people
bitchu-tua-k
see-caus-pfv
‘Maria showed drawings (to people).’
(299)
Joan Mariata Peota dibuujom bittuak.
Joan
Juan
Maria-ta
Maria-acc
Peo-ta
Pedro-acc
dibuujom
drawing.acc
bit-tua-k
see-caus-pfv
‘Juan made Maria show drawings to Peter.’
(327)
U yoeme uka uusi beemeta librom maejtrata bittuak.
u
det
yoeme
man
uka
det.acc
uusi
child
beeme-ta
girl-acc
libro-m
book-pl
maejtra-ta
teacher-acc
bit-tua-k
see-caus-pfv
‘The man made the girl show the book to the teacher.’
(479)
U yoeme ili uusita jiosiam bittuak.
u
det
yoeme
man
ili
little
uusi-ta
child-acc
jiosiam
book.acc
bittua-k
show-pfv
‘The man showed a book to the child.’
(480)
U yoeme ili uusita jiosiam jamutta bittuak.
u
det
yoeme
man
ili
little
uusi-ta
child-acc
jiosiam
book.acc
jamut-ta
woman-acc
bittua-k
show-pfv
‘The man showed the woman the child's book.’

Verb meaning , Microroles , Coding sets and Argument types

# SHOW Coding set Argument type
1 shower NP-nom A
2 shown thing NP-acc P
3 showing addressee NP-acc P

Alternations

Alternation name Occurs Examples
C
N y
C
N y
C
N y
C
N y
U
M n
(484)
‘Juan showed something.’
U
M n
(481)
‘The man showed the child the images from the book.’
C
N y
C
N y
U
M queda pendiente incluir el ejemplo. hay cambio en el significado del verbo show-send n
C
R y
(483)
‘The book that was shown to you.’
C
R y
(482)
‘Your were shown the book.’
C
N y
C
N y